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Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri
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The Hemingway Daiquiri cocktail is inspired, not created, by Ernest Hemingway. This classic rum cocktail is sometimes called the Papa Doble, after the author. Hemingway's original request for a Daiquiri (at the famous El Floridita bar in Havana) made with no sugar and double the booze created an unbalanced drink, which bartenders eventually corrected through the addition of maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. To reinstate some of Hemingway's influence, this drink is served with crushed ice, as the earliest Daiquiris in Havana were.


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: lime wheel


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.

  2. Strain into a coupe glass over crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.